Final Calvin Swimming and Diving News and Notes from MIAA Championships
Sunday, February 16, 2014
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up an historic week of competition at the MIAA Championships Saturday night inside the Venema Aquatic Center as both teams captured league titles. The Calvin women’s team captured its 10th consecutive MIAA title - matching the longest championship streak in MIAA women’s swimming and diving history while the Calvin men’s team captured its first-ever league title. It marked the first time since the 2004 season that the same school has captured both the men’s and women’s titles in the same year. It also marked the 10th time in MIAA history with Hope accomplishing the feat five times and Kalamazoo four times.
To listen to a post-meet audio interview with Calvin head swim coach Dan Gelderloos, visit the Calvin website at: Dan Gelderloos Audio Interview
To listen to a post-meet audio interview with Calvin head diving coach Aaron Paskvan, visit the Calvin website at: Aaron Paskvan Audio Interview
For a post-meet audio interview with Calvin senior Peter Johnson, visit the Calvin website at: Peter Johnson Audio Interview
Below is a list of Calvin’s record-setting performances at the MIAA Championships this past week.
1650 Freestyle – Caleb Meindertsma – 15:58.55 - Meindertsma also set the school record in the 1000 freestyle during the 1,650 race with a time of 9:38.97.
400 IM - Caleb Meindertsma - 4:01.45.
200 Backstroke – Andrew Mitchell – 1:53.44 (prelims)
200 Breaststroke – Johnson Cochran – 2:03.19
100 Freestyle – Andrew Mitchell – 45.77 – leadoff leg of 400 Free Relay
500 Freestyle – Aaron Venema – 4:34.00
200 Freestyle – Andrew Mitchell – 1:40.08 – leadoff leg of 800 free relay
100 Breaststroke – Johnson Cochran – 55.67 (prelims)
400 Medley Relay – Andrew Mitchell, Johnson Cochran, Brett Stoughton, Mitch Schroder – 3:21.86
200 Medley Relay – Brett Stoughton, Johnson Cochran, Peter Johnson, Andrew Mitchell - 1:32.14
800 Freestyle Relay – Mitchell, Venema, Schroder, Alex Baumann – (also MIAA record)
100 Backstroke – Erika Waugh – 57.44 (leadoff leg of 400 medley relay)
200 Backstroke – Erika Waugh – 2:03.49 (also MIAA record)